LAUNCH - Additive manufacturing of RF and microwave devices
Developing a suitable wavelength LAser treatment for the coNsolidation-reCtification of 3D microwave patterns.
The LAUNCH project, funded by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, aims to develop a new approach in the additive manufacturing of microwave components. Microwave applications are very demanding and require a strong understanding of the dimensions and properties of electronic components.
The technological bricks developed in this project can therefore be applied to Low Frequency electronic components which represent a larger production volume.
For this, the partners will need to develop new process methods:
- A new method of using lasers (consolidation/rectification) to temper metal (and ceramic) deposits produced by direct writing.
- A method of preparing surfaces suitable for writing conductive tracks and having a base of technical specifications essential for moving towards multi-material hybridization and multi-process manufacturing of electronic components using a full-3D approach.
In this project, the use of lasers has 2 distinct objectives:
- Polymer substrate texturing,
- Deposit consolidation and/or rectification.
ALPhANOV's task will initially be to assess the impact of laser annealing on the conductive deposits made by the CTTC.
Subsequently, ALPhANOV will carry out texturing tests on substrates with a UV laser and thus determine the roughness profiles of the various deliveries of these substrates.
Financement : Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine